Pruning is what keeps your plant looking young. It is the most neglected plant care technique. Why? Because plant owners fear they will do it wrong and kill the plant. In fact, pruning is quite easy once you overcome your anxiety about doing it. Pruning will alter the appearance of your plants, but it will not kill them. It is the only way to keep plants from becoming overgrown with long, bare stems touching the ceiling, bending over or crawling across the floor. I have written Indoor Plant Bulletin No. 24 to help you overcome your pruning fears and explain how to go about it.